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The New Weather Channel: School

Thunderstorm

A number of schools around the country are helping to provide local broadcasters with up-to-date weather reports in conjunction with WeatherBug, a weather information company.

Among the latest to join are six District of Columbia elementary schools that are part of an initiative called the DC Catalyst STEM Project, the Washington Examiner reports. Students can use WeatherBug stations and cameras to provide real-time information to the local ABC 7 TV weather team.

“The theme of weather integrates science, technology and math, but can also improve students’ understanding of social studies and cultures from around the world,” said Melvina Jones, STEM coordinator for D.C. Public Schools.

The equipment, which in some cases is acquired with help from local foundations, typically includes a weather station, camera and lightning sensor and educational software from WeatherBug.

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